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Altdorf near Nürnberg City (Germany)

Stadt Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Altdorf near Nürnberg city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021
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Altdorf near Nürnberg City

Altdorf Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

Altdorf Coat of Arms

Shield Sable; a lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules, holding an inescutcheon parted per pale by his forepaws, at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable couped per pale, at sinister bendy of six of Gules and Argent.
Seals displayed the symbols of the particular local rulers. The 1st seal from 1360 displayed on a quartered shield the quartered Zollern shield twice, representing Burgrave Albrecht of Nürnberg, and twice the hen of the Counts of Henneberg, representing his consort. The settlement was sold to the Wittelsbach kin and gained city rights according to the Amberg pattern around 1400. Since then the seals displayed the yellow Palatinate lion from the Wittelsbach arms until 1818. The lesser arms of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg on the inescutcheon were added since 1505. The current arms are based on the 1505 version of the arms.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.17
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

The colours of the banner are traditional. The arms were confirmed on 1 April 1836.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

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